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    The usage of 'if'

    While I was reading, I saw this sentence.

    s1. The only reason to see a doctor is if the vomiting gets so serious that dehydration becomes an inssue.

    I think it makes sense that 'if' should be replaced with 'that'.

    Or, does 'if' have other meaning other than adverbial clause conjunction(condition) and noun clause conjunction(meaning whether)?

    Please answer.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: The usage of 'if'

    Yes, "if" has a number of meanings. One is "on the condition that". I prefer "if' to "that" in your sentence.

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